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Parenting Apr-13

Parenting magazine is the nation's premier magazine for moms. Each issue contains age-specific child development guidance, information and tips on health and safety, and the best proven ways to stimulate your child's learning. Parenting is a great source of knowledge for new, expectant, and experienced moms everywhere.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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total recall

Cut ten 3 by 4-inch rectangles from yellow card stock. Repeat this step with white card stock. Use washi tape to create a small square in the center of one white card. Repeat this process to create an identical second white card. Repeat four more times, using different-colored washi tape so that in the end you have five pairs of identical white cards. Cut out five different shapes from the centers of the ten yellow cards so that you have five pairs of identical yellow cards. Use a glue stick to glue yellow and white cards together in pairs. To play, place all cards facedown and have your child flip over two at a time to try to match them from memory. Contain Yourself Keep crayons, markers, and small toys organized in…

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ring tones!

Available in an array of pretty patterns and colors, washi tape is our latest craft obsession. Use it to give household items an instant upgrade that's a cinch to remove. It's our favorite Japanese export since the salmon roll. Adding strips of washi tape to a hard phone case makes it uniquely yours—you'll never pick up the wrong one at a playdate again! Ka-Bloom! Whether filled with blooms or on their own, plain white vases are instantly cooler when dressed with a little washi tape. THE WORDS “WA” AND “SHI” MEAN “JAPANESE PAPER” Where to Buy 1. Cutetape.com has an amazing selection of not only washi but additional decorative tapes as well. 2. StickerStop is the Etsy shop where we found the sweet spools of washi tape featured above. 3. Downtowntape.com offers dots, stripes, and more.…

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thredup.com

Here's a shout-out to sites like etsy.com (love my “vintage quilt” baby dress) and shows like Storage Wars (addicted!). Thanks to them, thrifting's taken a turn toward the trendy. “There used to be this sense of, eh, that's not for me or my family,” says Darcy Cruwys, a single mom in Montana and founder of swapmamas.com. “But there's no stigma anymore. Just the opposite actually.” The go-green scene's played a role, and technology's key, too: You can now browse websites in your pj's while the baby naps, and post items to sell with an iPhone snap. What hasn't changed? The bargains! WHAT IT HAS: Brand-name “like-new” kids' clothes HOW IT WORKS: Search virtual racks by gender and age. Shipping is $7; free over $40. Selling? Order a bag, fill it up, and…

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“batter up” cakes

Prepare your favorite cake-mix recipe for cup-cakes. Frost with store-bought vanilla frosting. Use decorative red icing or red licorice whips to form “laces” on each cupcake. Hot Dog Pops Wrap cocktail-size turkey or veggie hot dogs in strips of store-bought crescent-roll or biscuit dough. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Insert a lollipop stick in each hot dog and serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping. TIP: if you can't find cocktail-size hot dogs, cut a normal hot dog into thirds. Fruity Nachos Layer cinnamon-sugar pita chips on a plate and top with chopped strawberries and kiwis. Make “cheese” by drizzling with white frosting or melted white chocolate.…

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piccolo lasagna

Line each well of a muffin pan with a wonton wrapper. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the noodles and then sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan cheeses on top. Place another layer of noodles on top of the cheese. Continue layering with sauce, cheese, and noodles until the well is almost full, finishing with cheese as the top layer. Bake at 375°F for 18 to 20 minutes. Crazy-Cool Calzones Use a biscuit cutter to cut rounds in prepackaged pizza dough. Place 1 round inside each well of a muffin pan. Add your favorite fillings and place another round of dough on top. Lightly press dough rounds together. Brush tops with butter and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese. Bake on the bottom oven rack at 400°F for 20 minutes. Chicken Pot Pies Prepare boxed…

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pasta shape

Quick to cook, simple to serve, and pleasing to even the pickiest palates, pasta is a staple on nearly every family's dinner table. But if you're stuck in a penne-and-butter rut, try one of these kid-friendly combinations. 1 WAGON WHEELS 2 ELBOWS 3 FUSILLI 4 SPAGHETTI 5 SMALL SHELLS Sauce 6 MARINARA 7 CREAMY TOMATO 8 ALFREDO 9 PESTO 10 GARLIC AND OLIVE OIL Mix-Ins 11 FROZEN PEAS 12 BROCCOLI FLORETS 13 CUBED HAM 14 CANNED WHITE BEANS (RINSED AND DRAINED) 15 SHREDDED CHICKEN Cheese 16 SHREDDED PARMESAN 17 SHREDDED MOZZARELLA 18 SHREDDED MONTEREY JACK 19 RICOTTA 20 SHREDDED CHEDDAR…

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